The department welcomes Associate Professor M. Wright, who will be leading Visual Communication in the DART Major in collaboration with full time faculty and part time faculty teaching in this field. Professor Wright will also participate in curriculum development, teaching and research in the MDes.
M. Wright is a graphic designer whose practice and research interests include book and exhibition design, publishing culture, feminist and queer histories and archives, and public interventions. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Montréal, and has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Print Magazine, the American Association of Museums, the New York Book Show, and AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Her book designs have received praise in the New York Times Book Review, Art Monthly, and The Daily Telegraph, and reside in the permanent collections of the National Design Archives (US) and Columbia University’s Butler Library.
She is the co-founder, with Kate Jarboe, of the art and design collective AK/OK. Their work has been presented at the Brooklyn Museum (New York), Bishopsgate Institute (London, UK), SOMA (Mexico City), the Oakland Museum of California, the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island). Their artists' books are distributed by Printed Matter in New York City.
She holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an AB in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.